Thessaloniki – Via Egnatia, Galerius, White Tower, Ladadika

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Thessalonica is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its nickname literally is "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople.

The city's landmark is the White Tower, which dates back to the Venetian or early Ottoman period and was probably built by Venetian builders.

Buildings from the Roman period are the remains of the imperial palace with an octagon, the Arch of Galerius with relief depictions of scenes from the battles of Galerius against the Persians in 296/297, a rotunda, built in the 4th century perhaps as a mausoleum of Galerius, then an Orthodox church and later Mosque (remains of a minaret), now a museum.

Buildings from the Ottoman period include the Besesteni, a six-domed covered market that housed mainly cloth merchants and goldsmiths, Turkish baths (Hamama) such as the Giachounti Hamam, Bey Hamam, Pasha Hamam (Phoenix Hamam), the Hamsa-Bey-Tsami mosques, Alatsa-Imaret-Tsami and Yeni Cami (from 1902), the White Tower, Greek Lefkós Pýrgos, the birthplace of Atatürk and the Konak.

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The imposing "Rotunda" of Thessalonica

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One of the surviving buildings of Roman times in the ancient part of Thessalonica is the Rotunda of Galerius, which is probably the most impressive building in the town. The massive domed Roman brick art, which was established in connection with the Galerius triumphal arch located in the North of modern Egnatia road that leads through the center of the city.

Thessaloniki - Metropolis - Modernity and History

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Thessaloniki - Metropolis - Modernity and History

After our first explorations in Thessaloniki, which gave us some unexpected aha experiences, it is time to take stock of our visit to Thessaloniki. We came across the cycle path network in an insightful and unexpected way, to name just one example.

The Ottoman Bedesten of Thessalonica

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The Ottoman Bedesten of Thessalonica

Once more we had set out on a tour of Thessalonica, had chosen the way along the city wall up to the fortress gates with acquaintances, had gone en route into a small cafe offering fresh, home-baked cakes and were then, after the passage of the Agora and the source sanctuary, walking along Via Egnatia into the city center.

Thessalonica at the time of the Byzantines

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Thessalonica at the time of the Byzantines

Our tours in Thessalonica had not only brought us into contact with the Roman cultural heritage, because the Byzantine era has left many traces too, as we will show in the following article and the attached picture gallery.

Andrea & John from Brazil - Water from Mount Olympus

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Andrea & John from Brazil - Water from Mount Olympus

Bom dia! - Thus, the first contact with Andrea & John started, who were directly parking their camper next to us as guests on the pitch of Zampetas Camper Accessories in Thessaloniki / Perea.

FCB Camp: development in technology and team spirit

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FCB Camp: development in technology and team spirit

Of course we wanted to participate in the development of the various age groups during the FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Camp in Thessalonica and so we joined into the training for a second afternoon for photographing and watching.

Street restaurants and bars in the Ladadika district

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Street restaurants and bars in the Ladadika district

We learned Julia and Davide, a couple from Germany with some family relations to Italy and Spain which wanted to learn same spots in Thessalonica for shopping as well as for sight seeing.

On the way to New Zealand - America later on?!

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On the way to New Zealand - America later on?!

Again there was an interesting meeting, this time with Suse and Axel from Munich and their motor home Frieda expanded on the basis of a VW T3 - and this once again showed that the camper stop Zampetas has developed to a real cornerstone for travelers on the Balkans.

Camperstop Zampetas - Again a camper on the way to Iran

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Camperstop Zampetas - And again a camper on the way to Iran

What we first noticed as a unique journey of a young couple with at least indeterminate finish, now shows almost like a fad: the camper tour to Iran. We had met with 7 camper-encounters on their way to Iran just during the last month, which leads our idea of uniqueness ad absurdum.

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